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  Petitioner's Name: Bryant
Beneficiary's Name: Aliona
VJ Member: B'sA
Country: Moldova

Last Updated: 2011-07-15
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Immigration Checklist for Bryant & Aliona:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-05-14
NVC Received : 2008-05-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-05-22
Consulate Received : 2008-05-25
Packet 3 Received : 2008-06-05
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-06-06
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-07-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-07-03
US Entry : 2008-07-10
Marriage : 2008-08-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 181 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2008-07-10
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : We entered the US through Chicago POE.
The officer didn't ask much, but since i was with my fiance he did speak with him a lil' bit too. But no big deal. Everything went smooth and after taking my picture, fingerprints and the yellow envelope from the embassy he smiled and said "congratulations" and that was about it.
Good luck, guys!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2008-09-16
NOA Date : 2008-09-25
RFE(s) : 2008-10-10
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-15
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-06-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-07-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : All i know is we're done now. It hasn't been easy or without stress, thanks to human error, but we were here together and that's all that mattered. Be patient and hold eachother's hands and everything will be ok.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-09-16
NOA Date : 2008-09-25
RFE(s) : 2008-10-10
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-15
Approved Date : 2009-04-20
Date Card Received : 2009-04-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 216 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-04-13
NOA Date : 2011-04-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-07-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-07-11
Comments : The permanent green card was issued without an actual interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 7, 2008
Embassy Review : Fellow Petitioners and beneficiaries,
I am writing you from the other side of the beurocratic fence. Me and my beatiful very soon to be Moldovan fiacee have successfully jumped through every firey hoop that the public official nay sayers have presented us. The interview was by far the easiest and quickest part of this painful epic which is all of our story. I am the petitioner from St.Louis Missouri United States Of America(Holler)and this is my first and only blog on this site. I personally was able to come to Moldova and meet my new family in person which
is the manly and correct thing to do in addition to traveling to Bucharest for the interview. Outside of being a confused man in a foreign land it was no more dangerous than a drunk night stumbling around the East side lookin to catch a case. My fiacee went above and beyond to gather information on what we would could potentialy need for the sed interview. However when it was show time the actual interview only took 30 minutes and was virtually painless. In fact the only things we definitly needed since I was there in the flesh was my previous years tax info, my fiacees medical info from the day befor, proof of our ongoing relationship (Phone/Skype records, pics,etc.), her flight itinerary from her initial trip to my country, both of our 2in. x 2in. photos for the new visa, and my most recent pay check stub. Everything else was
done in person like the explination of our meeting and conformation from myself that I was a legal law obiding citizen. Don't get me wrong nothing is hurt by being over prepared, we had signed noterized documents from mt bank, my boss, and my self happily waiting on standby, not to mention a years worth of paystubs and every NOA or other officialy linked documents. I'm sure she would have needed more in my absence. We happend to be fortunate enough to witess a denied visa for a Romanian man who was OBVIOUSLY trying to enter the States for every other reason that love. The problem with this specific petition is respectless ASSHOLES like that prick trying to pull a fast one and join the droves of financial oportunists already saterating the job markets in America. It wouldn't be a problem if they entered under the pretenses for just work and used the proper visas. The hardest part by far is having to say goodbye when all the paper work is approved and the celebrations are complete. The harsh truth is that eventhough America is country full of job opportunities and modern convieniences it pales in comparison to the love
and purity that still exist in some countries that are closer to there roots like Moldova. In a perfect world which could never exist, this proud American would trade his birth rights in a heart beat and be happy being Moldovan if I thought for one second I could provide as well for my family in Moldova as in the States. So past the long painful road of being apart and endless fears, stop to understand and appreciate what some of our significant others are leaving behind for us. In my case the pain helps my focus and motivation because now my eyes are open to the fact that money and security can't replace the love of a family. So do all you can to keep the family close and in constant contact and hopefully with more hard work, struggle and assistance from God happiness and and prosperity will follow. So now all thats left is to keep each other happy which I'm pretty sure is full time job. Good luck, God bless and keep fighting for what belongs to you.
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